antiques

Dining in an Amish Home, a great experience

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I grew up in central Illinois just a few hours¬†from the Arthur, Arcola area where many Amish families live, farm and work.¬† The countryside is beautiful and a drive in spring sometimes even offers a chance to see planting with Belgian horses and farm equipment. On the back roads you will often pass an Amish […]

Auto Thrill Museum/Antique Shop

It is always fun when you walk into a store without knowing just what you will find. That was the case when in the town of La Porte City, Iowa and stopped by The Real Deal where Chad Van Dyke auctioneer, motor cycle rider, antiquer and funny car enthusiast has his shop. Inside the shop […]

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Antiques abound at the Clinton Antique Mall

While in Dyersville, Iowa at the National Farm Toy Show Keith ran into a guy that had a collection of farm literature at the Clinton Antique mall. When I said I was writing a story for Antique and Auction Explorer about the mall, Keith was on board. We headed out on a sunny afternoon after […]